Monday 21st March, 6-8pm
Northcity4 – 61 Weston St, Brunswick
entry by gold coin donation – bookings essential
Northcity4 has invited artist Vicki Mason to discuss her recent residency at the Australia Council for the Arts Barcelona Studio. Vicki will speak about the research she undertook during the residency, as well as touching on the process of applying for funding.
Accumulating primary research material and building jewellery networks were key focal points of the Australia Council for the Arts Barcelona studio residency I recently undertook from October to December in 2015. My recent concerns regarding water use within the garden context has led to me researching water wise plants. With Australian and Spanish climates being comparable, investigating dry climate plants at the Barcelona botanic gardens (and other gardens/parks in Spain) enabled me to build a knowledge base of material that will inform my work into the future. I also developed new networks within the vibrant jewellery community, gave lectures and was able to exhibit my work while there.
Vicki Mason has been wearing jewellery since she was two and making it since she was 6 or 7. Born in New Zealand she lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Mason completed her undergraduate studies in New Zealand and her Masters degree (Research) in Australia at ANU. She teaches, makes production and exhibition work and likes to write. She has works in both public and private collections and has received a variety of awards and prizes. Vicki is on the board of management of the World Crafts Council – Australia.